Hawaiian Stilt

The Black-necked Stilt is a locally abundant shorebird of American wetlands and coastlines. It is found from the coastal areas of California through much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then south through Central America and the Caribbean to NW Brazil SW Peru, E Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. The northernmost populations, particularly those from inland, are migratory, wintering from the extreme south of the USA to southern Mexico, rarely as far south as Costa Rica; on the Baja California peninsula it is only found regularly in winter.

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The Hawaiian Stilt is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Hawaiian Stilt maintains its largest numbers on the island of Oahu where its best habitat exists. Smaller flocks occur on Niihau, Kauai, and Maul islands, and possibly some may use the island of Molokai. Our limited observations did not ascertain the permanency of the stilt population on each island, but reports by local inhabitants indicate possible movements between islands. We have observed considerable daily shifting of the flocks between different locales on each island. More

The Hawaiian Stilt is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Black-necked Stilt. It is often treated as a subspecies of the Common or Black-winged Stilt, using the trinomial name Himantopus himantopus mexicanus. However, the AOU has always considered it a species in its own right, and the scientific name Himantopus mexicanus is often seen. Matters are more complicated though; sometimes all five distinct lineages of the Common Stilt are treated as different species. More

The Hawaiian Stilt (Himantopus knudseni) or the A'eo lives on the wetlands. The stilt is an endangered species and it is endemic to the Hawaiian chain. It is a tall, slender, wading bird with white on its face, neck, and stomach, and black on its head. The stilt has a long, black bill measuring approximately three inches. They can grow to be 16 inches in length. The males are black in color and the females are a brownish color. More

The Hawaiian stilt (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni) prefers to nest on freshly exposed mudflats with low growing vegetation. Nesting may occur in fresh or brackish water and in either natural or manmade ponds. With the exception of Lanai, Ka-ho‘olawe and possibly Hawai‘i, the stilt historically inhabited all the major Hawaiian Islands. They currently occur on all the main islands except Ka-ho‘olawe. More

The Hawaiian Stilt - Distribution and Population Status - - The Hawaiian Stilt is a large, slender shorebird which is black above and white below and with a white forehead and variable white spot above the eye. It has long pink legs and a long dark bill. Male birds have jet black upperparts whilst females have browner feathering on their backs. Females also have lower pitched voices. More

Hawaiian Stilts found on Kaua More

“Trend data for the Hawaiian Stilt indicates that statewide Hawaiian Stilt counts are at some of the highest levels seen in over 10 years,” Paul Conry, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife administrator, said “On the island of Oahu, the number of Hawaiian Stilts has gone from 553 counted in 1997 to over 860 Stilts counted in 2007. More

An article by Austin Ames about the Hawaiian Stilt that includes a video clip of a stilt wading through water. Aticles includes the bird's diet, habitat, why they are endangered, and how they are being protected. Photo of a Hawaiian Stilt A good quality photo of a Hawaiian Stilt, taken by Peter LaTourette, and published on[ the Stanford University Web site. More

The precious Hawaiian Stilt is an endangered species native to our island. The Hawaiian Stilt is usually about 16 inches tall including its long black bill of about three inches. This bird looks long and thin with bright pink legs that make it look like it is walking on stilts. Males are black and females are brownish. More

The Hawaiian Stilt is an endangered species. Although the species was formerly much more abundant, it now numbers around 1500. Until 1941, the stilt was considered a game bird and it is still sometimes shot illegally. It is also subject to predation by mongooses and feral dogs and cats. A major reason for the decline of this species has been habitat destruction due to drainage of marshes and other wetland areas. More

The Hawaiian stilt is a large water bird, 16 inches long and about 12 inches high. The sexes are similar; black above and white below, with a white forehead. The black on the head extends low on the forehead and around the side of the neck to a greater degree than the continental black-necked stilt. Adults have a red eye-color, a straight black bill, long legs ranging from light to dark pink, and sometimes a narrow dark terminal tail band. More

Hawaiian Stilt in Kauai - The Hawaiian Stilt or Ae`o as it is known in the Hawaiian language is a long-legged shoreline bird closely related to the black-necked stilts found elsewhere. Once hunted as a game bird, the Hawaiian Stilt is an endangered species. It is estimated that only about 1500 birds exist today. The stilt is able to fly from island to island and it is found in nearly all major islands of the Hawaiian chain. More

vues afartv — 8 mai 2008 — The Hawaiian Stilt is the only shorebird to breed in the Hawaiian Islands. They can be found in marshes, ponds ... afartv — 8 mai 2008 — The Hawaiian Stilt is the only shorebird to breed in the Hawaiian Islands. They can be found in marshes, ponds and shallow lakes. The Hawaiian Stilt is listed as endangered due to habitat loss. One place to spot the Hawaiian Stilt is in the wetlands of Makena State Park on Maui. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Recurvirostridae
Genus : Himantopus
Species : mexicanus
Authority : (Müller, 1776)
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